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Feb 24, 2013 10:00am EST
did go on and after that, he invented the religion called scientology. well, what is scientology exactly? there's a lot to know about it. it's a very eccentric worldview, created by a writer whose specialty was science fiction. so there's many elements of scientology does sound like science fiction because they were written by somebody who would very similar to much of his fiction. in scientology, the idea is you are an immortal soul that is called defeat any of the e4 and you live again. they can help you remember this past lifetimes and achieve your salvation. this is great news to a lot of people. in the course of therapy that scientology has this code auditing. the auditor, between you and auditor is a device and it's called in emea to. you hold toucans. in the old days they used to be campbell soup kids with the label scraped off. there are wires connect in a three-meter and a small amount of electricity passing those wires. it's one part of a lie detector that measures your cosmetic skin responses in this adventure upholster restoration. but it gets to something. so when yo
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Feb 24, 2013 7:30am EST
danger, settling disputes, war, religion and speaking more than one language. this book is my most personal book. my books of the most practical value to our daily lives, and as a shameless author i hope they it's about what i've learned it will be my best selling book. about spending a lot of my time in traditional tribal societies over the past 50 years. and it's about what friends and other scholars have learned from other tribal societies around the world. all of us here are accustomed to living in big industrial societies, in permanent housing with central governments to make decision, with writing and books and internet. where most people live past age 60, where we regulate and counter strangers just as i am encountering you this evening, and where most of our food is grown by older people, we forget that every one of those things a -- arose recently in history. humans have constituted a separate line of biological evolution, about 6 million years. but all of the things i just mentioned didn't exist anywhere in the world 11,000 years ago. they rose only within the last 11,000
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Feb 24, 2013 8:30am EST
that the greatest number of university departments , including philosophy, political science, religion and many, many others. those of us who of top machiavelli know that the book still caused outrage. those of us would read the scholarship i machiavelli know that it still provides original and surprising readings. but perhaps the dominant reading today's youth are outraged nor original insight. perhaps the dominant reading today is a breezy except vince, when netscape's over any puzzlement or worry. perhaps it is an attitude in which we flatter ourselves with our sophistication, perhaps an attitude that says we've seen this before, we are not shocked, will take it in stride and use a few trips along the way if we can. here's a recent books of machiavelli in the title. management in machiavelli, a prescription for success in your business. the print chess, machiavelli for women. this is from the dust jacket for the worse of intimacy to the battles of public life, whether confronting baathists, competitors or lovers, the greatest power belongs to the woman who dares to use the subtle we
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Feb 18, 2013 1:00am EST
religion? >> guest: it is more complex. the concept of the clash of civilizations and others a simplistic. a and more than 10 years after 9/11 we should be aware of the conflicts where america is involved. i find many conflicts are rooted in the clash already taking place before and 11 was centered government and the triumph of the community on the border between states. without local history or culture it is impossible to impose simplistic notions but someone did waziristan or yemen is aghast at a clash of civilizations and. 90% had no idea what 9/11 was zero or of some of did not been. would have to be careful how we are analyzing and i maintain there is a crisis already was united states involved in a local conflict. >> host: ambassador to bases u.s. attacking their own personal try for their government? >> guest: you raised the third factor, with united states, the tribes now of the central government with a triangle of conflict that is the conflict said is often overlooked. would you include the central government than you know, it has its own relationship for some benefit and it is
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Feb 20, 2013 10:00pm EST
prewar and during the war. buckley says gail is insufficiently respectful of religion despite its religious heritage and most elite academia in america. they don't present the free enterprise side of economics. or to keynesian. they are quasi-socialist. rusher agreed with all of that. but i think the greater affinity with buckley can be seen in buckley and his brother-in-law, brent purcell's 1964 book in which they save mccarthy has been a little too rough. he's made errors of judgment, but that causes really important and is being treated unfairly. that's exactly where rusher is a 1954, 55, 56. and here's her for he turns from the generic republican republicanism too hard movement conservatives them. there is a bit of a conservative movement before national review in 1955, but it was a little -- it was disorganized. the polite term might be entrepreneurial, individualistic whittaker chambers cited as the people popping out by kravitz. you never knew where they were coming from, where they were going. you might see this again now and then. rusher is thrilled to hear there is going
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Feb 18, 2013 8:30pm EST
was also interested in spreading religion and stuff, primarily it was about spices. why were spice is so valuable that it? well, it wasn't just that food was terrible in europe at the time. and it was. but each new exotic spice was thought to have certain properties. it might make you feel a bit more brandy, passionate but this? each of these new spices were kind of the viagra of the day. all right? so that is one of the reasons why this became so valuable. so after the conquest and colonization, the fed made a fortune exporting drugs back to europe. i drugs i mean sugar and many people consider a drug, it's where we get rum from. definitely drug, coffee, tobacco, and of course aphrodisiacs spices. so these things became the developmental engine for hemispheric development. think about where we are today, washington dc, virginia, maryland, these were all drugs back in that time. a lot of these drugs were introduced back to europe and people look at them with revulsion. tobacco, why would you put fire and smoke into your mouth. coffee was a death penalty offense in many states for m
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Feb 18, 2013 8:30am EST
the religion and stuff, but primarily he was about spices. why spices? why were spices so valuable back then? it wasn't just that food was finish in europe at the time -- food was terrible in europe at the time before all these things in the new world, and it was, but all these spices, each new, exotic spice was thought to have certain properties. they might make you feel a bit more randy, how should i put this? each of these new spices were kind of the viagra of the day, right? so that's one of the reasons why this trade became so valuable, and people risked their lives to explore these things. so after the conquest and kohl in iization, the settlers made fortunes exporting drugs back to europe and consuming them within this hemisphere as well. and by drugs i mean sugar -- which many people consider a drug -- where we get rum from, definitely a drug, coffee, tobacco, tea, and, of course, these afrotease yak spices, right? and so these things became the developmental engine for hemispheric development. right? vast fortunes were created. think about, you know, where we are today, wa
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Feb 17, 2013 8:30am EST
rye." and, of course, there was poetry. i had more than one teacher whose religion was elliot's four quartets. and we learned attitude from yates and from the greek anthology. we wanted to come proud, open-eyed and laughing to the tomb. and i loved this epitaph of an ancient greek sailor. it's in a greek anthology translation by dudley fitz, wonderful teacher. tomorrow the wind will have fallen, tomorrow i will be safe in harbor, tomorrow, i said, and death spoke in that little word. o stranger, this is the nemesis of the spoken word, bite back the daring tongue that would say tomorrow. we marveled at keats' ability to imagine what it would feel like to be a billiard ball rolling across a smooth table. we hungered for lives that had the emotional range of shakespeare's sonnets. and if we were going to be saved, we knew it would be by literature. and it was the french historian jules membership lay who put it best for me as i tried in my mid 40s to turn to biography, to life writing. history, he said -- and you could think that he meant to include biography and fiction -- history, he
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Feb 16, 2013 11:00pm EST
to right to dianetics then he invented the religion scientology. what is it exactly? there is a lot to know about of very eccentric world view and there are many elements in scientology that soundalike science fiction because there were written by someone gave britain something similar. that you are an immortal soul. in you have lived before and you will live again scientology helps you to remember the past lifetime it is good news to a lot of people. it is called auditing. the auditor between you and your auditor there is a divide called the of e-meter would hold toucans they used to be campbell's soup there is a wire and a small, not of electricity passing through it is one-third of all lie detector the measure is your skin responses not pulsar restoration but it does do something. when you're talking to your auditor the needle is constantly registering. in scientology they think it measures the mass of your thoughts and you can see the movement with the old the painful memory to show up and if you go through this thought and traded of painful qualities then the nato will slow dow
CSPAN
Feb 23, 2013 11:00pm EST
, history, religion , ideology based on men's imperial prayer also uttered more publicly and privately and that power will be passed from father to son and everyone will with is that display and worship of all the powers of the power especially the church. bring you asserted in your letter to the patriarch the sincerity of your prayer i wondered for a moment if you were being ingenuous. but the more it thought about it after reading the court documents, i realize what prayer is and was and female prisoners are kept hidden so there will be no spectacle of female power in the world. all actions must be hidden in order to support the grander force that is generally male, the president, the father, the pitcher, or the police. you pray publicly in a person -- church the cat is out of the bag but the tumultuous career will never be taken back. know i will read marsh's: [applause] >> what follows the year? what are we? here is what follows in conclusion. what does it make us? after we smashed into drops, walls, whose eyes found us? just yours good god, yours alone. guide my hand. when i throw
CSPAN
Feb 23, 2013 9:00pm EST
. they are bound, i'd like a mummy in the bindings of tradition and religion so there is a rigidity that keeps people from having much independence or individualism. but the internet and social media and satellite tv are penetrating those walls and a big way. so young people and 60 percent of the population is sunday -- under 20 years of age. so without knowing an impoverished saudi arabia the development was done in the '70s and '80s and as the population has exploded many services have deteriorated. young people do not have gratitude to the royal family they say why haven't you done more? they hear through the media and other versions of islam islam, so they are also learning to question as well as communicate witches a new scene in saudi arabia. country exists on the three pillars of stability and all of those are cracking. religion is one of them and is almost impossible to imagine the omnipresence of religion. every shopping mall, airport has rows of prayer rugs with the direction of mecca properly pointed during the proper times of the day the shopping malls close everyone goe
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Feb 24, 2013 11:00am EST
four churches, one blinking stoplight, and no movie theaters. so religion was what people did. everyone went to church, and my father was far more conservative than the average person in the town. we were not permitted to wear pants, shorts, no alcohol, no dancing, no musical instruments in our church of christ. so in lots of ways i was quite at home in saudi arabia. [laughter] i devoted my time to trying to figure this country out, precisely because i think it is the one arab country that is truly strategic. not only because it is the world's largest exporter of oil, which sustains the western way of life, but because saudi arabia, i am convinced, will be critical in the ultimate resolution of what is the proper islam, which is going on now between the radicals, jihadists, if you will, and the more modernizing muslims. and that very battle also goes on inside saudi arabia. to try to understand the society can i knew that it was like someone coming here to write a book about america. you wouldn't be able to go to washington and new york and claim to understand america. so i ha
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Feb 23, 2013 11:45pm EST
suggest a and one of the greatest departments including philosophy your political science religion and many others. those who have talked machiavelli know that it can cause outrage. those of us who have read the scholarship know that it provides original is surprising reading. but perhaps the dominant reading is neither outrage were original insight perhaps it is a breezy acceptance when that skates over puzzlement or worried but perhaps an attitude that we flatter ourselves with our sophistication, worldliness that says we have seen this before to take in stride to use some future epsilon the way here are recent trips with machiavelli in the title. management with machiavelli. a prescription for success. machiavelli for women. [laughter] this is from the dust jacket from intimacy from competitors to lovers the greatest power belongs to the woman who'd ears to use this subtle weapons that are hers alone. machiavelli for moms. [laughter] on the effective government of children. even in 2013 over 2013 especially we should not be complacent about this book after 500 years it is still pote
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Feb 23, 2013 8:45am EST
think about religion this politics and -- in politics and how so many of the views that we believe, all of us, are carefully reasoned and thought out are grounded in some deeper attitudes, some deeper values, some deeper life experiences, what i call world views that really shape our more specific beliefs both in religion and in politics. .. the essential chart for understanding the consequences of our budget conundrum. what it shows is as of may of 2011, the center for budget policy and policies and priorities, based on cbo numbers, this shows part of the annual deficits that are due to the war in iraq and afghanistan, the bush era tax cuts, recovery measures, that means primarily the bush stimulus and obama stimulus program and the economic downturn, you can still make it out and you can see from where we are today in 2013 at the time this was put together the single biggest factor in the annual deficits that we will experience over the next several years, not from the economic slowdown but because of the revenues that were taken away by the bush tax cuts. as we all know now beca
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Feb 17, 2013 3:30pm EST
how we think or don't think about religion and politics, and how so many of the views that we believe are carefully roped -- reasoned and thought out, are grounded in deeper attitudes, deeper values, deeper life experience-what i call world views, that really shape our more specific beliefs both in religion and in politics. so, i'm not going to do too much of this but i want to show you one of the charts. i don't try in this back to make an elaborate case for everything i say. i try paint a blood landscape why the population and congress is for alreadyized and why that it that leads to congressional gridlock. let me do this first. this chart has been called sort of the essential chart for understanding the consequences that our budget conundrum. it shows in may 2011 -- doesn't by the senate for budget policies and priorities based on cbo numbers. this shows the parts of the annual deficits that are due to the wars in iraq and afghanistan, and the bush era tax cuts, recovery measures -- that means primarily the bush stimulus and the obama stimulus programs -- t.a.r.p., fannie a
CSPAN
Feb 17, 2013 1:00pm EST
or a class of religions. >> guest: i would woo say at it more complex. i find these a clash of civilize and other concept related to this rather simplistic, and by now, ten years -- more than ten years after 9/11, we should be aware of the complexity of what is happening on the ground abroad where america is involved in various wars. i final that many of these conflicts are rooted in the clash already taking place before 9/11 between central government and the tribes and communities on their borders, on the areas between states. so, therefore, without an understanding of local culture or history, it's impossible to implosion immiss stick notions. i know we here in the united states sigh this as a class of civilization but talk to one? iran or yemen and they will just look aghast at the concept there's a clash of civilizations. 90% of the survey had no idea what 9/11 was or who osama bin laden was. so, of there, we have to be very careful of how we are analyzing the contemporary world, and i maintain there's a crisis already existing in those parts of the world that the united s
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Feb 22, 2013 10:00pm EST
were a lot of other religions as well. the law turned against religion. it was half of the movement inspiration and half of doctor king's magnificent formula of equal service and equal votes. 1 foot in the scriptures and 1 foot in the constitution. the next thing you know. people are turning against the spiritual base of democracy. when i grow, the textbooks of the civil war had nothing to do with slavery. we have a lot of sentimental on with gone with the wind, and to this day, there are textbooks in history that refer to the political movement that oversaw the reconstruction governments and the supremacy in the south and pave the way for segregation, the textbooks refer to that movement as the redeemers. saying that redeemed this by terrorism, when it is not among us. so it hasn't the ability to turn our perception upside down. it can also turn our politics upside down. i put two chapters together in about 1964. it had a democratic convention and the republican convention. the republicans were the party of lincoln. meeting in san francisco. they normally had over 20% of their dele
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Feb 16, 2013 7:00pm EST
think or don't think about religion and politics and how so many of the views that we believe, all of us, carefully reasoned and fought out, grounded in some deeper attitudes and deeper values and deeper life experiences, what i call world use that really shape or more specific beliefs, both in religion and in politics. so, not going to do too much of this, but i want to show you one of the charts. i don't try in this book to make an elaborate case where every single thing that i say, what i am trying to do is paint a broad landscape of what is wrong with in this country the walleye the population and congress's polarized and why that leads to congressional gridlock. let me do this first. this chart has been called the essentials chart for understanding, you know, the consequences that our budget conundrum are causing. what it shows is as of may 2011, this is done by the center for budget policy and priority based on cbo numbers. this shows the price of the annual deficit due to the board -- wars, the bush-era tax cuts to recovery measures. that means primarily the bush stimulus an
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Feb 16, 2013 8:00am EST
, religion. the left turned against religion. when it was half of the movement's inspiration and half of the dr. king's magnificent formula of equal souls, equal votes, one foot in the scripture, one foot in the constitution, and next thing you know, people turn against the spiritual base of democracy. we misremembered the civil war for a century. when i was growing up in atlanta, my textbook said the civil war had nothing to do with slavery, and we got a lot of sentimental gone with the wind, and to this day, there are textbooks in history that refer to the political movement that overthrew the reconstruction governments after the civil war and restored white sprem sigh in the south and paid the way for segregation, refer to the -- the textbooks refer to that movement as the redeemers. the redeemers redeemed the south, a religious word that in reality was accomplished by terror, terrorism as much as the terrorism that plagues the world we're attuned to when it's not among us. it turned -- race has the power of turning our sense of perception upside down, and that's the terrible thing. i
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Feb 23, 2013 4:30pm EST
own impotence? so, history had been misused. history, like many religions, is multi vocal. that is, it is valuable. can be interpreted and deployed in ways that consciously, strategically or not simply suit the interests of the interpreter . so history can be useful. it can also be misused and even abused, but by scholars and practitioners. .. he had a sensationalist view of history. there was a novelty in the present moment. example includes the recent book "smuggler nation: how illicit trade made america." hijacking is a pretty sensational term to me. so how do peter andreas do it in this book? well, i think that he skillfully avoids in providing this present perspective. the other extreme that there is nothing new under the sun. i think this is most clear in the balance chapter, there is a subheading that is quite telling. so some things are new. for example, some of them do have greater global reach even if the extent of this reach has been exaggerated by the journalist and people of hollywood. it is indeed probably larger than it used to be historically. and there is also a re
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Feb 20, 2013 9:00pm EST
. never mentioned. [inaudible] put me in jail or barred my religion. so it was hard for me to give up my citizenship. the land behind me. is it great to be an american? and don't know. >> we open the book with a vivid scene for 1968. just flown to reno nevada to get a quickie divorce in the days before no-fault divorce, very, very difficult to get a divorce back then. it had to be someone's fault, and it was not easy. she came back was in a bit of a state. she drove her car directly into the middle of downtown d.c. the morning after the night martin luther king was assassinated in this city, they just exploded. the 1960's in 1968 was a time of major turmoil and change in the that states, and it was also a huge time of change in your life because you get -- you did something that was difficult, you get a divorce after a very long marriage. it was the time when the women's movement was really beginning to get under way in the united states. i was impressed that you were not inspired by the women's movement. it was something else. [inaudible] >> said to a lot of reading. and i was ver
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Feb 24, 2013 2:00pm EST
religions is multifocal. that is it can be interpreted and deployed in ways that consciously, strategically or not simply sit the interest of the interpreter. so, history can be useful. it can also be misused and also abused, both by scholars and practitioners, although i presumed history by the latter is more dangerous. .. the recent book, how smugglers, traffickers, and copycats are high jacking the global economy. hijacking is a sensational to me. so, how did peter do in this book? i think he skillfully avoids in providing a corrective to the present perspective. the other extreme, there's nothing new under the sun. i think this is most clear in the balanced concluding chap -- there's a subheading-continuity and change. so some things are new. for example, smuggle groups do have greater global reach than before. if, on the other hand, the extent of this reach has been exaggerated by journalists, pot particulars and scriptwriters in hollywood. secondly, the volume of illicit trade is probably larger hap it used to be historically. nevertheless, this relative share of illici
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Feb 16, 2013 9:15am EST
that because all so globalization and religion and economics coming together to complicate it. if you are talking about the divisions that cause people to start thinking like enemies, still very much with us. [applause] >> i want to thank taylor branch for being with us tonight. he will be signing books in the library. i want to thank the livingston foundation for sponsoring this lecture and it anybody in california is listening please -- we could really use it. thank you very much. [applause] >> for more information visit the author's website taylor branch.com. >> to take booktv is in savannah, ga. for live coverage of the savannah book festival starting at 10:15 eastern with nobel prize winner and former vice president al gore on the future. 11:thirty-fourth and eighty psychologist heidi squire craft on rule number 2, lessons i've learned in a combat hospital. at 1:30 cnn's chief washington correspondent jake tamper on the war in afghanistan from the outpost. 2:45 presidential historian kevin thomas on ike's glove. at 4:00 pillage a prize-winning historian gerri willis asks why prie
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Feb 16, 2013 10:15am EST
this taught me was, is not to look at the world and not to judge people by their religion, their skin color, their financial status or anything like that, but to accept them for who they are. i'm guilty of having what i like to call the small town complex. coming from a small town, i've got it. but it's where you think your world's only this big and that's how it is because that's what you were taught. i'm 24, and i know that's not the case anymore. but really, i mean, we always do that. we as humans are so fast to judge one another without really getting to know one another for what they are. so i definitely think it's something we could all take, take to and listen to. so anyways, we were stationed in northeastern afghanistan in a place called as jr. man, it's in the kunar province right on the pakistan border. and this is where i would be stationed with lieutenant john sovereign, gunnier is cent -- expubl and doc leighton. doc leighton was a navy corpsman, but they might as well be marines, so i'm going to cull him a -- call him a marine from here on out. [applause] so part of
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Feb 17, 2013 12:00pm EST
that's a pretty progressive sydney and i didn't study business. i studied philosophy and religion and world literature and history and pretty much inanities. when i started the business side of background in economics or business or anything, but i knew i was going to have really low prices would be a different kind of business because it wasn't going to be like those other businesses. once you get into the real world companies got to pay her bills and you're undercapitalized. your philosophy of business can evolve. is interesting because a lot of my friends saw me as a traitor that i gone over to the dark side. and you come in business was struggling. they manage to lose 50% of capital the first year. start with $45,000 every day, micro-finance a time and were only making $200 a month each, way below minimum wage even back then. so i just began to move away from that philosophy. as i was trying to figure business, i read hundreds of business books. to try to understand how to make the business successful. at the same time, somehow i stumbled on to keep all and george gilder and dozen
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